Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
This certainly live up to the big beer name. My sample has 2012 marked as the bottle conditioning date. I guess it's ready.
It's a pretty golden color with nice natural foaminess. The aroma isn't huge, but it is big and sweet and gives a warning. The taste follows through with a malty hugeness, offset by yeasty and hoppy hugeness. It's properly balanced, but huge on all taste fronts. Perhaps the thing out of balance is liquid - this could be diluted significantly and still be flavorful.
The aftertaste lingers bitter on the tongue. Overall this is a appropriately big brew that works. I was hoping for a more delicate take on the style but this is brutal.
04-13-2014 16:23:36 | More by schoolboy
4.64/5 rDev +20.5%
Smuttynose Homunculus has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant, very bubbly, gold-orange appearance, and a bit of splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of full, sweet, yeasty, spicy, bready malt, and the flavor is of all that, with distinct pepper and floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Smuttynose Homunculus finishes semi-dry, mellow, hefty, rich, and delicious. Overall, this is outstanding!
03-20-2014 17:47:28 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.08/5 rDev +6%
More Smuttynose in Southern California? That means another beer from this New England brewery to try. From a 22 ounce bottle with weird sperm-like artwork on the label, on to the beer:
The color is toasted gold and topped with a finger's thickness of creamy head. Retention on top is good, and several spots of it cling to the glass. The aroma is a festival of different notes. It combines the aspects of an American IPA with a rustic Belgian blonde. I can smell candied orange, leather, sweet potato, and a squirt of tropical fruit juice.
Flavor goes more in the direction of an IPA. It helps that orange dusted with sugar makes the dominate flavor to the beer, with smaller notes to compliment. The hops are "juicy", sweet grapefruit make their marks, but not to be forgotten are grassy notes, a moderate bitterness, and tree sap. This is built on a canvas of a full body with a sparkle of carbonation and much of the alcohol hidden well.
Fine on its own, and better consumed with a steak dinner. I can't wait to see what else Smuttynose has sent to the region!
03-10-2014 06:01:38 | More by DoubleJ
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.